Woodbine Tree Care Seminar and South Georgia State Arbor Day Event is February 21

The City of Woodbine presents its 2019 Tree Care Seminar on February 21 at the Woodbine Community Center, 205 Camden Avenue, Woodbine, GA.  Included in this educational program is the South Georgia State Arbor Day Event, when Tree City USA communities, Tree Campus USA colleges and universities, and Tree Line USA utilities will be recognized an honored.  The tree care seminar will include such topics as “Alternatives to Invasive Trees,” Managing Soils after Storms,” “Reading Trees,” and  more.                                                                                                                                  Lunch is included.                                                                                                         ISA, Forester, GA and FLA Pesticides credits will be offered.                                      For more information, including the full agenda, and to register, click here.

Next Arborist Certification Review Class is March 19-20 in Macon

Seeking arborist certification? Need a refresher course?
The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Susan Russell and Rob Swanson on March 19 & 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (both days), at the Georgia Forestry Commission headquarters auditorium, 5645 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch, GA (Macon). Susan and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees.
REGISTRATION FEE: $100 GUFC members; $115 non-members (Lunch and refreshments provided on both days.)
STUDY GUIDE: Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (not included) to prepare for the review and the exam. The Arborist Certification Study Guide is available at www.isa-arbor.com and www.amazon.com. An ISA Certified Arborist exam will be scheduled approximately one month after the review course for those wanting to take it. Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration for tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists. Download scholarship form here. Scholarship application must be approved by the Georgia Forestry Commission before registering for the class.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS for those taking the class as a refresher course:
ISA:  Certified Arborist:  12.75, Municipal Specialist: 6.5, BCMA – Scientist: 4.25, BCMA – Practice:  4.5, BCMA – Management: 4, TW Climber Specialist:  5, TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 5.
Pesticide CEU hours: 2 Commercial Credit Hours per categories 23, 24 and 27.  10 Private Credit Hours per category 2.
SAF Forestry have been applied for.
Questions? Call 470-210-5900 or e-mail marylynne@gufc.org.

Eventbrite - Arborist Certification Review Class - March 18 & 20, Macon (Dry Branch)

The Urban Forests of Utility Corridors May 22 at Zoo Atlanta

GUFC’s second quarterly educational program will be held on May 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ford Room at Zoo Atlanta and is sponsored by the Georgia Power Company, Northwest Region!  We’ll hear from Georgia Power foresters and arborists about their recycled vegetation use for zoo animals as well as biology and species protection projects such as their butterfly project and mapping gopher tortoise burrow in transmission corridors (Kym Stephens). We’ll also listen to a panel discussion about cultivating relationships; cooperative efforts between municipalities, nonprofits, and utilities (Savannah case study); and dealing with conflict. We’ll also learn about the Energy Saving Trees program, participated in by utility companies and EMCs. Speakers: Mark Wachter, Kym Stephens, and Bill Haws of the Georgia Power Company and Robert Seamans, City of Statesboro.  Lunch is included.  CEUs will be available.

The first 75 people to register receive a free ticket to tour the zoo!
Eventbrite - The Urban Forest of Utility Corridors

2018 Annual Conference

Building Resilient Community Forests

Georgia Urban Forest Council’s
28th Annual Conference & Awards Program
Jekyll Island Club Resort              

Thank you to sponsors, speakers, and attendees for a memorable conference.   Here’s a link to some great photos of this annual educational event. Take time to scroll to the bottom of the photos to see our tour of Driftwood Beach….!


Thank you, sponsors and partners. Your support sustains our effort to provide innovative urban forestry education, programming, and resources in Georgia.